Our friend Ben Mirkin is back!  Pictured on the Beckey-Chouinard route in the Bugaboos last summer, Ben lives, guides and teaches here in New England year round.  Ben is a professor at Northern Vermont University, just over the border in the North East Kingdom of VT.  Last year Ben added to his already beefy credentials by taking his AMGA Ice Instructor course .  Be sure to ask what clinics you can take with Ben when you call the IMCS office to sign up!